Multiply small grants opportunity20th December 2023
West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has launched a small grants opportunity for voluntary and community sector organisations.
The Multiply small grants programme is a government-funded scheme aimed at helping adults to improve their numeracy skills.
As part of Wave 2 of the programme, WMCA is seeking voluntary sector organisations who are uniquely placed to identify employed residents on low pay or in insecure employment who would benefit from numeracy support.
The Multiply programme has also recently launched a small grant opportunity for applications from ‘Employer Intermediaries’.
WMCA would like to work with employer intermediaries who have strong relationships with employers – in particular SMEs. It aims to enable businesses to engage with skills provision. The intention is to help their employees to develop numeracy skills and to support employee sustainment and in-work progression.
How to get Multiply small grants
If you are a voluntary or community sector organisation or an employer intermediary who works directly with the local business community, you may be eligible for funding. Grants upwards of £15,000 are available to help reach and support employed adults to improve their numeracy skills.
What you can do to help
You can help by:
- Acting as an advocate for the Multiply programme by employing a ‘numeracy champion’. They can engage with employed residents to promote the benefit of enhanced numeracy skills and qualifications
- Supporting employers to engage with their staff and develop numeracy skills
- Helping WMCA to identify residents who will benefit from numeracy support
- Designing your own programme to engage your audiences with Multiply.
How to apply
The application window for this round of Multiply small grants closes on Wednesday 10 January 2024.
Find out more and apply for a grant via the WMCA website.